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The danger of assisted suicide

As a physician specializing in oncology and hematology since 1975, I am pleased that the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Physicians, American Psychological Association and many other medical organizations have, to this point, recognized the real danger associated with assisted suicide, and hope that they continue to distinguish between assisted suicide and authentic …

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Physician-assisted suicide isn’t right for doctors. Don’t change the AMA’s position.

Accepting physician-assisted suicide is a slippery slope. The American Medical Association believes it is wrong for doctors to kill. Let’s stick by that belief. The American Medical Association House of Delegates in Chicago will soon engage in a critical debate over the report of the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs concerning the practice of …

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Lack of palliative care pushing Quebecers toward medically assisted death, College of Physicians says

Patients … could have had no other choice but to ask for medical aid in dying to end their days in dignity. A lack of palliative care services in parts of Quebec may be forcing patients to choose medical aid in dying as a way to end their lives with dignity, says Quebec’s College of Physicians. In a …

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